Daniel Gowen born abt 1735 married to Rebecca Gowen (unknown maiden name). Daniel Gowen died abt 1785 in Fairfield Co, SC
Alexander Gowen b. 1705 – d. bef. Feb 1775, m. Sophia ?
Daniel Gowing b. 1735
Sophia Gowing Jr b. 1737
David Gowing b. 1740
Alexander Gowen Jr b. 1742 – d. ?
Ursula Gowen b. 1745 – d. ? , m. to Johnathan Tyra
John Goyen b. 1748
Sherwood Gowing b. abt 1750
Jesse Gowing b. abt 1753
- North Carolina – Orange County
- North Carolina – Caswell County
- Virginia – Pittsylvania County – 1700s to early 1800s
- South Carolina – Fairfield County
(Note: Differentiating the “Daniel Going’s” of South Carolina is difficult. There appears to be the following:
1) Daniel Going b. abt 1732 son of Alexander,
2) Daniel Going b. abt 1748 living in Fairfield Co, SC,
3) Daniel Goin b. abt 1770 living in Fairfield Co, SC,
4) Daniel Goin b. abt 1790 living in Fairfield Co, SC,
5) Daniel M. Going b. abt 1828 in Fairfield Co, SC moved to Fla.
Verifying what documents such as wills, or deeds, go to which individual is not easy. It has been “assumed” that the Daniel Going b. 1730 is the parent of the Daniel Going b. 1748 – but this is not necessarily so – no documents connecting the two have been found yet).
Daniel Gowen, regarded as a son of Alexander Gowen, was born about 1735 in Stafford County, Virginia. He joined the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War. He was married about 1760, wife’s name Rebecca. He sold land in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and moved to Orange County, North Carolina in the 1770s. By 1781 he had moved to South Carolina – confirmed in deeds between himself and his mother, Sophia Going. In 1785, Rebecca Elliot files a statement in court confirming that she was Daniel Gowen’s wife, that he had died, and that she had remarried to a John Elliot by the time of her filing in 1785 – so Daniel Going died some time between 1781 and 1785.
Daniel Going’s father, Alexander Going died in 1775.
French and Indian War – Militia Service in Virginia:
(Note: This Daniel Going indicates in his Militia paperwork from 1756 that he enlisted in Stafford County, Virginia – so he was likely related to the Stafford County, Va Going family – this is likely Alexander Going b. 1715’s son).
1755 Oct 15 – Daniel Going – Va. Winchester Militia – Ensign George Weedon’s Pay Roll of Recruits, Winchester, Va.
1756 May and June, and July 13 – Daniel Going – Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company Va Militia
1756 July and August – Daniel Gowen – Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company, Va Militia
1756 July 13 – Daniel Gowing – Va Militia – 27 yrs, 5’4″, from Virginia, Planter, Enlistmt 9/55 in Stafford Co – Size Roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company. Va Militia
1756 December – Daniel Gowing – Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company. Va Militia
1757 June, July and Aug – Daniel Going – Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Joshua Lewis’ Company. Va Militia
1757 July – Daniel Gowing – Va. Militia – 27yrs, 5’4″, from Virginia, Hatter, enlistment in Stafford Co., Va Militia
1757 July – Daniel Gowen – Va. Militia – Necessaries for 7th Company of Virginia Regiment Commanded by Capt Joshua Lewis
1757 Sept – Daniel Gowing – Va. Militia – Necessaries for 7th Company of Virginia Regiment Commanded by Capt Joshua Lewis
1757 Oct – Daniel Gowen – Va. Militia – Necessaries for 7th Company of Virginia Regiment Commanded by Capt Joshua Lewis
On March 6, 1770, a Daniel Goyning petitions for a 250 acre grant in Berkley County, South Carolina.
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA & ORANGE COUNTY-CASWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA:
(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)
1771 – Deed: Daniel Gowin 270 acres to George Deathrage, 1771, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. Daniel Gowin of Pittsylvania Co., VA to George Deathrage of Surry Co., NC, 270 acres in Pittsylvania Co., VA., on Russel Cr a branch of Mayo in current Patrick Co., VA (about 61 mi west of Moons Creek and Dan River in Caswell Co., NC). Pittsylvania Co., VA. Deed Book 3, p. 48. Pittsylvania Co., Va.
1773 Several persons signed a petition for the partition of the north part of Orange County. Among them were Alexander Gowen, Sr, Alexander Gowen, Emos [Amos] Gowen, Daniel Gowen and John Gowen, according to “The Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1771-1775,” Vol. 9, by Sanders. “Petition from inhabitants of Orange County concerning county boundaries; Sanders, James; Et Al. 1773, Volume 09, Pages 809-810. [From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.] Orange Co, NC.
1775 Feb – Alexander Going – probate inventory
Estate: Inventory Alexander Going, Feb 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. citing: Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
An Inventory of the Estate of Alex’r. Gowing Dec’d. which is as follows
A Negroe Fellow Sam, 1 Ditto Bob, a Negroe Woman Luce, 1 Ditto Sary, a Negroe Boy Will, a Negroe Girl Hannah, a Negroe Boy Frank, 5 head of Horses, 29 head of Cattle, 48 head of Hoggs, 12 old Sheep & 5 lambs, 5 Feather Beds & Furniture & about 30 cc new Feathers, 5 Bedsteads & bords, 3 potts, a Dutch Oven, 1 pan, a small Skillet, 2 Dishes, 12 plates, 5 Basons, 9 porringers, 20 spoons, a pr. Spoon moulds, 1 Earthen Dish, 20 Earthen plates, 12 Bowls, 2 Tin potts, 34 Cups & Sawsers, 1 Coffee Pott, 2 Cannisters, 10 Mugs, 1 Quart Tin, 9 Bottles, 2 Jugs, 1 looking Glass, 5 Viols, a small (Gilt) Trunk, 2 Tables, 5 Chairs, 8 Knives, 11 Forks, 1 pair money Scales, 2 Razors, 1 Strop & Hone, 1 Mans Saddle & Bridle & Saddle Bags, Womans Saddle, 1 Rifle Gun, 1 pr (Stalyards), 1 xCut Saw, 1 foot Adze, 2 Drawing Knives, 4 Augers, 1 Chisell, 1 Small Still, 1 old Waggon & Gears, 7 Bells, 5 Axes, 3 Wedges, 10 Hoes, 1 Shear & (Colter), 2 Clovises, 5 plow hoes, 2 pr Shears, 1 (spice) morter & pessell, 1(Inkstand), 1 Linen Wheel, 1 Woollin Wheel, 3 pr Cards, 1 Sayne (seine?), 1 Bar Iron & Heaters, 2 Sifters, 5 (pails), 1 Churn, 22 Geese, 24 Ducks, 21 old Barrels, 2 Curry Combs & 3 Brushes, 1 pr. Candle Snuffers, 5 Books, a large quantity Meat, a parcel old Tobacco, 1 Loom, Slay & Harness, 7550 cc of Tob’o Inspected, a large quantity of Corn, 70 or 80 Barrels, 15 Bushels, Oats, 77 Bushels Wheat.
A true Inventory returned by Sophia Going Adm’x.
Orange County, February Court 1775. The above Inventory was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded. Test.
From Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
Orange Co, NC
1775 May 2 – Alexander Gowing – estate sale
Estate: Sale Alexander Going, 2 May 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA
citing: Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012 – Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307
“Transcription of “Acct of Sales of the Estate of Alex’r Going decd. May 2d 1775″
Buyers: Daniel Going, Jas. Gulaspey, Kennoday, John Going Jun, Sophia Going, James Galaspey, Alexander Going, Henry Dixon, James Sanders Sen, Robert Terry, Saml. Robertson, John Cannoday, Thomas Rogers.
Orange County May Co 1775. The above acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded. Test.
From Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307”
Orange Co, NC
(Note: In 1809 – John “Buck” Gowen names “Atlantic and Dorindas, daughters or Polly Sanders” as beneficiaries – leaving them a “deed of gift”. John “Buck” Gowen 3 (three) years earlier had made a “deed of gift” to Thany Sanders as the “daughter of a woman by the name of Polly Sanders at her birth, but who now bears the name of Polly Gentry”. )
(- Is Polly possibly a sister? – married at first to a Sanders, then remarried later to a Gentry)
(HERE: James Sanders Sr – is a purchaser at Alexander Going’s estate in 1775, Orange Co, NC. – maybe the husb?)
1775 May 2 – Alexander Going, dec’d
Daniel Going, Sophia Going, John Going Jr, Alex Going – purchasers at estate
Acct of Sales of the Estate of ALEXR GOING decd. Persons purchasing from the estate were:
JOHN GOING JUN
James Sanders Sen
Jas Sanders Jun
Total amount: L676.16.4 Henry Dixon D.S. Orange Co May Co. 1775. The above Acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and Ordered to be Recorded. Orange Co, NC
1777 April 24 -Page 323. Land transaction from John Bynum (Buynum) of P, to Daniel Gowin of Orange County, North Carolina, for 65 £, all that tract of land in P on Rattlesnake Cr or Run, and joining Country line, and bounded by [trees], about 400 acres. Signed – John Bynum. Wit – none. [No recording date mentioned].
Extracted from: Pittslyvania County, Virginia Deed Book 4 (1774-1778), by T.L.C. Genealogy
1777 – Tax Record, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. “Copy of a list for 1777 in Richmond District, Caswell County NC, showing “Scythe & Danl” Gowin listed together. They are mother and son; Daniel’s father Alexander died several years earlier. Daniel’s brother John appears on the same page, and brother Jesse appears on the previous page; neither has any numbers next to his name. There is some question as to what the numbers in the columns refer to; Caswell County has just been formed and it may be a survey of acreage of the residents, and number of horses or cattle. It seems unlikely that the second column refers to number of white polls as some of the numbers are very large. Unfortunately the columns are not labeled on any of the pages found for this record. 1777 NC State Archives, Raleigh NC http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1777taxgoincaswellconc.jpg
1777 April 24 –Daniel Gowin’s deed with John Benjamin confirms he is still living in Orange County, North Carolina. Deed: John Benjamin 400 acres to Daniel Gowin, of Orange County, North Carolina, USA. John Benjamin of Pittsylvania Co., VA. and Daniel Gowin of Orange Co., NC. 400 acres on Rattle Snake Cr north of state/county line.
1779 – Tax Record, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. “Copy of an original census/personal property record from 1779, in Caswell County, NC. Shows Daniel Going with over 546 dollars, as well as horses, cattle, and “fellows”. His brother John Going is listed just below with no land but 2 horses. This record was found at the NC State Archives, Raleigh NC.”
In 1781, deeds between Daniel Going and his mother, Sophia Going, confirm that Daniel Going has moved to South Carolina. 1781 Sept 4 – Alexander Going’s wife was Sophia Going, Senior, who purchased for 30 pounds 400 acres “on the country line” in Pittsylvania County from Daniel Going of South Carolina on 4 September 1781 [DB 7:546]. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
1781 Sept 24 – Daniel Gowing to Suffiah Gowing (widow of decd Alexander Gowing) James Gillasp, James Sandon, William Gillaspy, James Gillaspy, James Landon
Deed: deed to Sophia, 24 Sep 1781, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA
“Daniel Gowing to Suffiah Gowing 400 acres 1781
This Indenture made this twenty fourth Day of September in the Year of our lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty one and in the Sixth Year of our Independence Between Daniel Gowing of the State of So Carolina of the one part & Suffiah Gowing of Pittsylvania County in the Commonwealth of Virginia of the other part Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of thirty pounds to the said Daniel Gowing in hand paid by the said Suffiah Gowing at or before the Sealing & Delivery of these presents the Receipt of which he doth hereby acknowledge & therefore doth release aquit and Discharge the said Suffiah Gowing her Executors & Administrators by these presents he the said Daniel Gowing granted bargained sold aliened and Confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien and Confirm unto the said Suffiah Gowing and her heirs a Certain Piece or parcel of Land Situate Lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania aforesaid and bounded as followeth Beginning at a red oak on the Country Line thence a new line North twelve Degrees West two hundred & sixty poles to pointers thence south Eighty nine Degrees two hundred Sixty poles to Pointers thence south twelve Degrees East two hundred & fifty poles to pointers on the Country Line thence with the same West two hundred & sixty poles to the Beginning Containing four hundred Acres be the same more or less, and all houses buildings orchard ways Waters Profits hereditiments and all appurtenances whosoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging and the reversion & (reversing) Remainder Rents (Isues) and profits thereof and also all the Estate right title Claim and Demand Whatsoever of him the s’d Daniel Gowing of in & to the said premises and all Deed or writing in any Wise Concerning the same To have and to hold the lands hereby Conveyed and all and singular and Every part and parcel thereof Bargained & Sold and every of their appurtenances unto the said Suffiah Gowing her heirs and assigns for ever to the only proper use and behoof of her the said Suffiah Gowing and her heirs and assigns forever and the said Daniel Gowing doth by these presents warrant and forever defend the sam In Witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Daniel Gowing L.S
In presence of James Gillasp, James Sandon, William Gillaspy
Memorandum that on the Day and Date within mentioned I acknowledge to have Rec’d full Satisfaction for the within mentioned Land and free and Quiet Possion is given to the same Witness my hand Daniel Gowing L.S, James Gillaspy
Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
1781 Sept 24 – Daniel Gowing and Suffiah Gowing
Page 546. Gowing from Gowing Deed
September 24, 1781 between Daniel Gowing of the stat of So Carolina and Suffiah Gowing of P for 30 pounds, a parcel of land containing 400 acres; Bounded: the county line
s/ Daniel (X) Gowing
Wit: James Gillasby, James Landon, William (X) Gilliasby
December 19, 1785; Extracted from: Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, VA. Deed 1783-1790, compiled by Gayle Austin
Pittsylvania Co., Va
1781 Oct 21 – Daniel Going deed recorded in Pittsylvania
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 21st day of October 1781. The Within Indenture together with the Memorandum of Livery and Seizen hereon Indorsed was proved by the Oaths of two of the Witnesses thereto to be the Acts and Deed of the Within Named Daniel Going and the same was Ordered to be Certified & afterwards at a Court held for the said County the 19th day of Dec. 1785. To Wit, the same was further proved by the oath of the other witness thereto to be the act and Deed of the said Daniel Going All which were ordered to be Recorded by the Court. Teste Will. Tunstall ( C )”
Pittsylvania Co., Va
Assuming this is the same “Daniel Going”, he appears to have died before October 24, 1785 when “Rebecca Elliot formerly the wife of Daniel Gowen, present wife of John Elliot, appeared in Fairfield County Court Monday,” according to Fairfield County Court Minute Book A, page 4:
“The Court met according to adjournment whereupon Isaac Young appeared and produced Rebecca Elliot, formerly wife to Daniel Gowen, deceased from whom the said Young rented a tract of land and had engaged to pay her and her present husband, John Elliot the rent of 55 bushels of corn. The said Rebecca Elliot satisfied the court that her former husband purchased the said land and that she had been 17 years in possession of the same.”
A writ of attachment had been granted by Judge John Buchanan Esq. to Thomas Nelson against Isaac Young for an unpaid rental of 50 bushels of corn. In court “Isaac Young appeared and produced Rebeccah Elliot formerly wife to Daniel Gowen decd, from whom the said Young rented a tract of land and had engaged to pay her and her present husband John Elliot, the rent of 55 bushels of corn.”
The judgement of the court read: “It appears to the court that the plaintiff had no cause of action against the defendant as the said Rebeccah Elliot had never given up possession of the said land for which the plaintiff demanded rent. Therefore ordered to pay cost.”